Research Fellow


Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 10th October 2017
Closes: 8th November 2017
Reference: 1687368

3 posts available.
Fixed Term Contract for 2 years.

The WMG Electrical and Energy Systems Group specialises in multidisciplinary research addressing the challenges of sustainable mobility that include the integration of complex electrical systems, energy storage and management and advanced propulsion. The group has an exciting opportunity for three Research Fellows who possess a successful track record in control engineering, real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop testing. The position is focused on the design, development and testing of the new battery management system (BMS) control algorithms that are required to realise future advances in electric vehicles (EVs)

The successful candidates will be able to evidence their capability in a subset of the following areas:

  • Model-based control engineering, including the use of software packages such as MATLAB, Simulink and dSPACE for automatic code generation and control system verification.
  • Related battery management control requirements, such as the need for accurate and robust state-of-charge or state-of-health estimation.
  • Underpinning control methodologies, such as: state estimation, predictive or intelligent control.
  • The use of embedded software and hardware systems for real-time control.
  • Real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop test methods, including techniques for test automation and distributed real-time computing.
  • The use of telematics and its integration with system control and diagnosis.
  • Have good experience or a deep interest in the fields of electric vehicles, renewable energy or connected and autonomous vehicles.

In return we will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

If you require further information about this position, please contact Dr James Marco ( for an informal discussion.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,936). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,799).

Closing Date: 8 November 2017.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.